Advanced Polymeric Materials Scholarship

Scholarship Details

 Provider Name:  RMIT University

 Scholarship Name:  Advanced Polymeric Materials Scholarship

 Description:  The scholarship will be provided for a PhD candidate to develop new knowledge in the development and use of advanced polymeric materials in cutting edge manufacturing techniques like additive manufacturing. The research will firstly seek to establish relationships between the polymer’s chemical and physical properties, process parameters and the final performance of the part. Manipulation of the polymers rheological properties / thermal response will be investigated as a strategy of tailoring interlayer adhesion (porosity) and hence controlling anisotropy. The potential of suitably surface engineered nano-additives to control part properties and to introduce spatially resolved functional characteristics will be a key aspect investigated during the PhD.

 Study Level:  Doctor Degree (By Research)

 Study Fields:  Sciences

 Subjects:  Polymeric materials

 Support Type:  Scholarship

 Offer Frequency:  Once Only

 Annual Amount:  $26,000

 Annual Comment:  The scholarship is valued at $26,000 for 3 years.

 Length:  3 year(s)

 Gender:  Co-Ed

 Eligibility:  Applicants must: be Australian citizens or permanent residents; have a first class honours or 2A honours, or a Master degree, in polymer/materials, science or engineering or chemistry from a reputable institution; or evidence of ability to generate high quality research outcomes (e.g. published papers); display excellent interpersonal, communication and written presentation skills; be able to commence full time research in 2015; and enrol in a postgraduate research (PhD) degree within the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

 Study Location:  Australia – VIC: Melbourne Metropolitan

 Closing Date:  When an applicant is selected

 Other Details:  Contact Professor Stuart Bateman for more information (

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Provider Details

 Provider Name:  RMIT University

 Provider Phone:  61 3 99252811

 Provider Fax:  61 3 99259513

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